It is fantastic to have a class like this, but it is even better to work in an environment that judges me on me, not their scores. The college knows our classes are mixed bags, sometimes good and sometimes not so good. They respect the teachers they hire and have confidence in their doing a good job.
In addition to no judgement, the college also knows that everyone has their own style, and, as long as it works they leave the teachers alone. No one comes in for 5 minutes and rates us ineffective because there are no groups, or every student is not speaking at least once, or the lesson was teacher dominated. They also listen to the students and, while one complaint means nothing, they will investigate multiple complaints and see what is really going on in the class.
I don't know what my class will be like next term, but I look forward to meeting a whole new crop of students and doing my best to help them like math and be a success. Right now, I can't wait for my month off.